According to Headline 4 Ever’s survey, 23.32% of respondents want Wilmer Valderrama’s special agent Nick Torres, who joined the team at the beginning of season 14, to bite it on “NCIS.” Diona Reasonover’s Kasie Hines, who replaced Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette) as the team’s forensic scientist, followed with 19.59% of the vote. David McCallum’s Ducky, the former doctor, came in third with 16.42% of the vote.
Meanwhile, special agents Timothy McGee (original cast member Sean Murray) and Ellie Bishop (Emily Wickersham) were almost identical in the poll, receiving 15.49% and 15.30% of the vote, respectively. Those who voted for the latter are likely to be happy to know that Bishop was written out of the series in the season 18 finale, even though the character did not die.
Perhaps surprisingly, only 9.89% of respondents said they wanted the show’s lead, Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon), killed the show. He’s been with “NCIS” since the beginning, after the character was separated from “I.” Harmon, also a producer on the series, recently signed a deal to return to “NCIS” for season 19, however reports show that he only appears in a handful of episodes. Gibbs actually appeared to have “killed” the show when his boat was blown up in the season 18 finale, though he was seen swimming away before the episode ended. It will be weird to see a version of “NCIS” where Gibbs is not a mainstay in the action, but at least he is not really dead.